A discussion and display of the alluring copper tokens produced by late eighteenth century British radical socialist, Thomas Spence. Nearly a hundred halfpenny and farthing dies were cut to order by the incomparable Charles James, which were struck into hundreds of politically charged combinations by Spence on his very own screw press. Except for the seven months imprisonment in 1794 for "high treason and seditious libel," Spence held business at his "Hive of Liberty," which was located in London at Number 8 Little Turnstile, High Holborn. There, in addition to his coin business, he issued a penny-weekly entitled "Pig's Meat, or Lessons for the Swinish Multitude." The incredible tokens of Thomas Spence vividly chronicle the challenges of British life under the demented and freedom-destroying Crown of "Mad" King George III and his evil Prime Minister, William Pitt, the Younger. Speaker(s): Jerry Bobbe.